Director's Circle

Join the Director's Circle and shape the future of the Des Moines Art Center

Enrich your life

Experience world-class art and meet friends in extraordinary settings as a Director's Circle member. From special events to travel opportunities and behind-the-scenes access to the Art Center collections and curators, Director's Circle members enjoy unique encounters with the art of today.

Enrich your community

Director's Circle members play a crucial role in sustaining the Des Moines Art Center's tradition of community service and excellence. Your contribution helps to inspire visitors of all ages and experiences through our free admission policy, free tours, and outreach programs that combined, serve thousands of Central Iowans each year. 

Levels and Benefits

As a member of the Director's Circle, you will receive a package of expanded benefits that reflects your special contribution. For more information about joining, contact Emily Bahnsen, development director, via e-mail or by phone at 515.271.0338.

  • Benefactor

    BENEFACTOR 

    $1,000 – $2,499

    All Sustainer-level ($500–$999) membership benefits, plus: 

    • Opportunities to travel with the Art Center director and curators to art-filled destinations in the U.S. and abroad
    • Invitations to all Director's Circle events
    • Free enrollment in one studio art class annually
    • 50% discount on one facility rental annually*

    Total value of benefits for tax purposes: $356

  • Angel

    ANGEL

    $2,500 – $4,999

    All Benefactor privileges, plus: 

    • One private tour for 10 guests with the Art Center director
    • Recognition on museum donor plaque in Art Center lobby
       

    Total value of benefits for tax purposes: $356

  • Pacesetter

    PACESETTER

    $5,000 – $9,999

    All Angel privileges, plus:

    • 20% discount in Museum Shop
       

    Total value of benefits for tax purposes: $356

  • President's Council

    PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL

    $10,000+

    All Pacesetter privileges, plus:

    • Private dialogues with the Art Center director about art collections

    Total value of benefits for tax purposes: $356

*Facility rentals include security and maintenance fees and do not include food and beverage or outside rental needs.

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